Mizuno launches its most-tested golf balls ever

RRP: £50 per dozen

After three years of rigorous testing and development, Mizuno has launched its new RB Tour and RB Tour X balls.

Following the success of the previous RB Tour range, Mizuno set two research and development teams the task of working together to enhance the original design. 99 prototypes and three years of testing later, the teams came up with a perfect harmony of dimple configuration, construction, compression and cover design.

“The ultimate difference with the new RB Tour has been the time spent working on the prototypes – three years of player, robot and greenside feedback across every possible performance attribute – by our original ball group in Japan and a new unit in Atlanta, USA,” said David Llewellyn, Mizuno’s director of R&D.

The new range features the unique AXIAFLOW dimple. On full shots, this generates a higher driver flight and flatter wedge flight compared to other tour-level balls. The new 272 dimple pattern provides a larger and more precise outline on the golf ball, a visual effect which testers preferred. The balls also feature a soft feel, as expected from Mizuno, as well as improved durability – a central theme of player feedback.

Aiming to excel for both tour players and amateurs, the RB Tour X is engineered for low driver spin, while the RB Tour provides an even lower spin rate, designed for a new generation of players with faster clubhead speeds.

Both models will be available in the UK in 2023.